Here’s an extra special cool candy treat perfect for your party…it’s my pretty Birthday Cake Bark!
Being it was my birthday a week or so ago, and I had to celebrate with something PINK, I thought I would try out a new variation of a traditional chocolate candy bark.
I wanted the flavors of a birthday cake, without having to bake an actual cake.
And just to set the record straight – I have stopped counting the years, but will never stop celebrating!
You see, I do love a good chocolate or lemon cake for my birthday (my favs), however my mom surprised me by bringing me a lemony fruit tart from her favorite bakery in Marin to celebrate my special day.
The tart was heavenly and light, and perfect after our heavy and scrumptious Mexican feast we made and devoured!
But I still wanted something that really screamed, BIRTHDAY.
So over the weekend, I decided to make a sweet treat that included a few of my favorites; white and dark chocolate along with my favorite color, pink, which turned into a dazzling dessert!
And with the weather heating up around here to the triple digits, this is the perfect time to whip up a batch of this stuff to keep chilled in your freezer for a quick snack when that sweet tooth starts craving something in the heat of the summer!
Young or old, everyone will love this festive and treat that’s reminiscent of a birthday cake!
Birthday Cake Bark
By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 bars (4.4 oz. each) good quality white chocolate (I used Lindt)
1 tablespoons dry yellow cake mix
10-15 Golden Oreo Birthday Cake Cookies, broken into small pieces
2-4 drops Red food coloring, to create the perfect pink color
Pink and white sprinkles for garnish
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium microwave proof bowl, add the chocolate chips. Place in microwave and heat at 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring between, until fully melted. Pour into prepared sheet and spread evenly with a spatula. Add the cookies in an even layer and press down gently. Place in the freezer.
In a pan of a double boiler on top of simmering water, break up the white chocolate and place into the pan. Stir occasionally until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in the food coloring until you get the pink color you desire, then add the cake mix and stir until fully incorporated. Remove the pan from the freezer and pour the pink-while chocolate evenly over the cookies. Immediately sprinkle the top with colored sprinkles. Place back in the freezer until fully firm. About 2 hours or overnight.
Break into pieces and eat! Can be stored in an air-tight container in refrigerator or freezer for 1 week.
So there you have it, a beautiful candy bark that combines rich semi-sweet chocolate, smooth white chocolate, crunchy Oreo cookies, and pretty sprinkles. The textures are sinful!
And you won’t even have to turn your oven on for this delectable confection!
Now this Birthday Cake Bark really screams, hello birthday celebrations and welcome summer!
Enjoy the sweetness of summer!